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How Chiropractic Can Help Maintain Mobility

One of the many pleasures in life that most people take for granted is the ability to move their bodies freely and without stiffness and pain. If you struggle with mobility issues, chiropractic can help. Here’s what you need to know.  


Joint mobility is an important part of a healthy and properly functioning body. Many of our patients first come to us complaining of severe low back pain that came on suddenly. They were performing a simple task like picking something up off the floor or tying their shoe and were suddenly in pain. This type of lower back pain doesn’t just happen to our older patients and people in their 30s can experience it just as quickly as those in their 80s. The common factor for this type of pain is a lack of joint mobility.  


Part of maintaining a healthy body is a lifestyle that focuses on posture, balance, strength, and mobility. Along with regular chiropractic adjustments, the chiropractors at Islip Chiropractic can recommend specific exercises and stretches to keep muscles, ligaments, and tendons strong and flexible. Stretching can also help keep joints lubricated and moving properly.  


If your joints don’t move as they should, other parts of your body will work overtime to compensate. This puts a lot of unnecessary stress on those areas, leading to pain and inflammation. When normal movement isn’t possible, that pain will only worsen as muscles in the area become tight, causing tendons and ligaments to shorten and stick together.  

Our bodies were made to move and when we don’t move, stretch, and exercise, we stiffen up! This stiffness eventually causes the slightest movements (like sneezes!) to become painful. At Shields Chiropractic, we can help with readjusting the spine and joints and returning proper alignment with regular chiropractic adjustments. If you are trying to manage immobility or would like to learn more about how chiropractic can benefit you, call 631-647-8324 for more information or book online today. Our effective, gentle, and targeted chiropractic treatments may be just what your body needs to get mobility back!

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